Have a Voice in Our Democracy

Have a Voice in Our Democracy

At the Museum of Australian Democracy, Old Parliament House (MoAD) everyone has a voice in our democracy.

Throughout history, many different voices have contributed to the development of democracy.

Students from years F-12 are invited to research and create an entry that considers a turning point in democracy.

  • Research an individual or a community; an idea or an event; a discovery or an invention that has changed the course of democracy
  • Entries are not limited to Australian figures, events or documents. They can include local, national and global political leaders, activists, political parties, or governments who have influenced the development of democracy
  • You might choose to focus on the democratic legacy of an historical document, artwork or musical piece. For example, the Australian Constitution, Sidney Nolan’s paintings, Bob Dylan’s lyrics
  • You can enter a creative response for this category, including 3D museum exhibits. See the National History Challenge website for presentation format ideas
  • Use or reference of the MoAD collection is encouraged, including the building and its collection, MoAD website and online resources
  • Some ideas of digital tools to assist your response include: Thinglink; iMovie; StopMotion Recorder, PPT presentation
  • Winning entries will be displayed on the MoAD website or onsite at the museum

 

Winning entries will be displayed on the MoAD website or onsite in the museum

Some helpful links:

MoAD Learning – http://moadoph.gov.au/learning/

Documenting a Democracy – http://www.foundingdocs.gov.au/

Magna Carta and Modern Australia – http://magnacarta.moadoph.gov.au/

Australian Prime Ministers – http://primeministers.moadoph.gov.au/

Australian Human Rights Commission – https://www.humanrights.gov.au/

United Nations Association of Australia – http://www.unaa.org.au/

 

 

Sponsored by the Museum of Australian Democracy, Old Parliament House